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Enrolled at Eastern in the fall of 2010 after one year at SUNY Ulster community college, where he pitched and played shortstop…

Coach Holowaty:   “Andrew is one of our key starting pitchers. We think that he has a lot of potential to be better than he has been.”

 High School: Four-year pitcher and infielder in baseball… all-conference and team MVP as a senior.. helped team to 2007 conference championship… Other: Has played for Norwalk Post 12 each of the past three summers… member of zone championship team last summer… 

PERSONAL: born Andrew C. Merritt May 8, 1991... Mother: Kim... Major: Sport and Leisure Management... Career Plans: Sport Management... Residence: Norwalk, CT...

Career Statistics Thru 2012


Favorite aspect of Eastern: Tight group of friends

Favorite athlete of all time: Derek Jeter

Favorite professional sports team: Yankees

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: Anatomy

Favorite subject in school: SLM/Business

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: 1 Credit Bio Lab

Most beneficial aspect of college life: Building Relationships

The funniest comedian: Kevin Hart

Best choice for next President of the United States: Bill Clinton

Greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level: Phil Jackson

The greatest sports moment of all time: Giants winning the Super Bowl in 07

Favorite Smart Phone application: Maps App

Most famous American: Floyd Mayweather

Most recognizable world figure: Michael Jordan

Most important invention in last 100 years: Internet

Most important advancement in medicine in last 50 years: MRI machines

Biggest problem facing the world: Money

Should student-athletes receive an annual stipend for their service to their school? If so, how much? : No

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: Roll Tide Yall!

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be? : World Cup

Last movie you’ve seen: Machete

Favorite musical artist: Slim Shady

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite book: Hole in My Life

Favorite sporting event you’ve ever attended: David Wells’ perfect game

Favorite sportscaster: Stephen A Smith

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Boxing / Beach Volleyball

Olympic sport which should be added: Baseball

Olympic sport which should be dropped: Handball

Olympic sport which you know nothing about: Equestrian Jumping

Person with the most difficult job in the world: Surgeons

Eastern’s biggest rival: Uconn

Pet peeve: People who chew with their mouth open

Your goals for the upcoming season: Make it to Wisconsin

If you could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Maldives

Most dangerous animal: Black Mamba

Favorite pizza topping: Peppers

What would you like to see as the University’s mascot? : A Tomahawk


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